Burnett Barker Solicitors is formally recognised as a Disability Confident Committed employer – the first step in becoming a full disability confident employer.
The Department of Work and Pensions scheme has been designed in consultation with employers’ and disabled people’s representatives. It accurately assesses a company’s ability to ensure its recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and that current employees with a disability are supported to stay at work.
Daryl Griffiths, CEO of Burnett Barker Solicitors, says:
“We’ve always been supportive of potential and existing employees with a disability, but this accreditation reinforces our commitment.
“As a national scheme, Disability Confident is helping to change perceptions and encourage employers to be more proactive in how they recruit, retain and support disabled people. I am proud to say we’re part of the movement.”
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer Burnett Barker Solicitors has committed to:
- Ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
- Communicating and promoting vacancies
- Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
- Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
- Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
- At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people
All staff are selected on the basis of their individual experience, qualifications, personal merit and what they can bring to the team regardless of disability; gender; marital status; race; racial group; colour; ethnic or national origin; nationality; religion or belief; or sexual orientation.